What Happened on September 26, 1971

Historical Events

Sports History

Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season

  • MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government
  • WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Elva Dryer, American 1.5K/5K runner, born in Durango, Colorado
  • Patterson Thompson, West Indies cricketer (WI Test fast bowler v New Zealand 1996), born in Saint Michael, Barbados
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68

About September 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Maggie May/Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
  • UK #1 Song: Hey Girl Don't Bother Me - Tams